Dr. Zhaojun Yang is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Department of Finance, an appointment he has held since 2016. Prior to this he was a full Professor at Hunan University since 2002. As a visiting scholar, he visited the University of Leeds from July 2005 to July 2006, visited Columbia Business School at Columbia University from September to October 2010 and from February to August 2014, and visited the university of Macau from October to November 2015.He is a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Management, of Finance (in Chinese) and of Theory and Practice of Finance and Economics (in Chinese). His research focuses on finance theory, including optimal portfolio choice, capital asset pricing, pricing of derivative securities, credit risk, loan guarantees and financial innovation. His research has been continuously supported by NSFC or SSFC since 2006.
He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers in economics, finance, management and mathematics journals. Since 2012, he with his students has published 16 SSCI-indexed papers in the International Review of Finance, Journal of Mathematical Economics, International Review of Financial Analysis, Quantitative Finance, Finance Research Letters, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Annals of Economics and Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance, Economics Letters, Computational Economics in addition to other SCI-indexed papers and Chinese papers.